Unlock Github Profile Achievements and badges - The Ultimate Guide 🏆

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on how to unlock badges and achievements, a much-desired aspect that showcases the prowess of your profile. If you've ever wondered, "how to get Github achievements?" you've come to the right place 😊

Github Achievements

Achievements are badges of honor displayed on your Github Profile that represent your activities, contributions, and milestones within the community. They serve as validations of your skills, dedication, and involvement in various projects and collaborations. These achievements are automatically unlocked once certain criteria have been fulfilled.

Github Achievements look on gh profile
Image 1 - Example of achievements on GH profile

Github Achievements List 📋

A list of GH Achievments
Quickdraw Badge Icon
How to Unlock 🔐
StarStruck Badge Icon
How to Unlock 🔐
Pair Extraordinaire Badge Icon
Pair Extraordinaire
How to Unlock 🔐
Pull Shark Badge Icon
Pull Shark
How to Unlock 🔐
Galaxy Brain Badge Icon
Galaxy Brain
How to Unlock 🔐
YOLO Badge Icon
How to Unlock 🔐
Public Sponsor Badge Icon
Public Sponsor
How to Unlock 🔐
Heart On Your Sleeve Badge Icon
Heart On Your Sleeve
Open Sourcerer Badge Icon
Open Sourcerer
Mars 2020 Contributor Badge Icon
Mars 2020 Contributor
rctic Code Vault Contributor Badge Icon
Arctic Code Vault Contributor

Github Highlights

Highlights serve as a dynamic showcase of a user's activities, achievements, and popular repositories on their profile.

highlights look on profile
Image 2 - Example of higlights on GH profile

Github Highlights List 📋

A list of GH Highlights List
TitleEarned by
Pro Badge Icon


Signifies that you are using Github Pro. You need to pay for this.
Developer Program Member Badge Icon

Developer Program Member

Displays that you are a registered member of the GitHub Developer Program.
Security Bug Bounty Hunter Badge Icon

Security Bug Bounty Hunter

This indicates that you've assisted in identifying and resolving security vulnerabilities through the GitHub Security Bug Bounty program.
GitHub Campus Expert Badge Icon

GitHub Campus Expert

This badge shows your participation in the Github Campus program, a training process that helps students build communities to learn technology on campus.
Security advisory credit Badge Icon

Security advisory credit

Awarded when your security advisory submission is accepted to the GitHub Advisory Database

Github Badges (shields)

Github Badges are specially designed icons displayed on a profile or repository readme file to signify certain achievements or display information in a clear, concise, and visually appealing manner. They serve as an effective way to visualise and share the status, progress, and features of a project.

Badges usually represent different types of information, from showing the current version of a software package to displaying the results of build processes or test coverage. They can also denote the inclusion of documentation, the percentage of issues resolved, and much more.

badges look on profile
Image 3 - Example of badges in repository

How to add all achievements to my Github profile?

How to get Quickdraw Quickdraw Badge Icon?

🧠 You will learn how to create and close issues on GH website

Step by step how to unlock quickdraw achievement:

  1. Click Create new issue (It is our reporitory, feel free to create test issues)
  2. Click "Submit new issue"
  3. Wait 10 seconds
  4. Click "Close issue"

🎉 Congratulations - you just got an Quickdraw achievement! 😎

How to unlock Pull shark Pull Shark Badge Icon?

🧠 You will learn how to create public repository, PR (Pull Request) and Merge PR (Pull Request)

Step by step how to get pull shark achievement:

  1. Create new PUBLIC repository with README.md - https://github.com/new
    create new repository
    Image 1 - Example of creation new public repository
  2. Edit README.md
    edit readme
    Image 2 - Edit readme
  3. Save README.md and create a new branch
    save readme and create a new pr
    Image 3 - how to save readme and create a new pull request
  4. Click Create pull request
  5. Click Merge pull request
    merge pr
    Image 4 - merge pull request
  6. Repeat 2-6 Step (you need to do it 2 times to get an achievement)

🎉 Congratulations - you just got an Pull shark achievement! 😎

How to get Starstruck StarStruck Badge Icon?

🧠 You will learn how to get stars to your repository

Step by step how to unlock starstruck achievement:

  1. You need to have useful repository (project, notes, awesome lists etc.), share it everywhere, where you think it can help people.
  2. 🤝 Show your support - give a ⭐️ to this project if you liked the content - https://github.com/Puliczek/github-achievements-academy
    how to star a repository
    Image 1 - How to star a repository
  3. When you reach 16 stars in your project you will get Starstruck

🎉 Congratulations - you just got an Starstruck achievement! 😎

How to get Public Sponsor Public Sponsor Badge Icon?

🧠 You will learn how to sponsor other users

Step by step how to unlock Public Sponsor achievement:

  1. To get this badge you need to insert creadit card on GH website and donate some money to other user.
  2. Start here https://github.com/sponsors
    gh sponsors
    Image 1 - gh sponsor website
  3. Find a public project, that helped you, and sponsor the creator.

🎉 Congratulations - you just got an Starstruck achievement! 😎

How to get Galaxy Brain Galaxy Brain Badge Icon?

🧠 You will learn how to use communities

Step by step how to unlock Galaxy Brain achievement:

  1. Find community https://github.com/community/community
    example of gh communities
    Image 1 - example of gh communities
  2. Find an unanswered question and answer the question, remember to answer correctly! Also your answet must be selected as the submitted answer by owner of the question
  3. Reach 2 submitted answers in any categories

🎉 Congratulations - you just got an Galaxy Brain achievement! 😎

Can Achievements Help My Profile?

Definitely! 💪 achievements do a lot more than just embellishing your profile with fancy badges. They serve an important function in enhancing and illustrating your profile's credibility and engagement.

Firstly, achievements act as proof of your involvement and active contribution to GH. Potential collaborators can glance through your achievements and gauge your level of participation in the platform. This creates an immediate sense of trust and displays your dedication to growth and improvement within the realm of coding.

Secondly, these achievements also provide an insight into your areas of expertise and customs. For instance, an achievement for contributing to open-source projects shows your ability to collaborate effectively and contribute constructively. This signals to others that you are open to collaborations and that your work is of a certain standard, thus making your profile more valuable in the eyes of potential employers or partners.

Finally, achieving and displaying various achievements can help in personal branding. Be it a potential employer, collaborator, or any other viewer of your GH profile, these achievements serve as badges of your skill-set and adaptability, making your profile stand out.

So in a nutshell, GH achievments can significantly help your GH profile. They spotlight your expertise, commitment, and adaptability, giving you an edge. Therefore, knowing how to unlock achievements and correctly applying them can be a game-changer for those who wish to maximize their GH experience and opportunities.

How to Change Your Emoji Skin Tone Preference on GH website?

example achivements in different Skin Tone
Image 1 - example achivements in different Skin Tone

Customizing your digital space should reflect your personality and preferences. This holds true even for seemingly small details like the color of the emoji you use on website. You can personalize your emojis by setting your preferred skin tone.

Step by step how to change skin tone:

  1. Navigate to the upper-right corner of any page and click on your profile photo.
  2. Click on Settings in the dropdown menu.
  3. In the left sidebar, click Appearance.
  4. Scroll down until you reach the Emoji skin tone preference.
  5. Once you select your preferred skin tone, it will be applied globally to all of your emojis on Website 🥳. This means regardless of where you use an emoji that supports different skin tones, it will always use the tone you have set as a default.☝️

The ability to change an emoji's skin tone allows for more inclusivity and personalization in the digital coding world.

🤝 Show your support

Wow, thats the end, thanks for reading :)

🤝 Show your support - give a ⭐️ to this project if you liked the content: https://github.com/Puliczek/github-achievements-academy

how to star a repository
Image 1 - How to star a repository